Ultimate List of Online Course Providers


The infographic below, created by Springest , provides a pretty comprehensive list of all the resources you have at your disposal for finding information on the topic of your choice. Chances are that at some point you have considered taking an online course (or perhaps you already have).

9 Top ELearning Trends for 2017


At the end of 2016 I was contacted by Bryan Jones from the site eLearning Art to provide my thoughts on what I believe to be the growing trends in our industry for the coming year.

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LinkedIn Launches Their Own LMS


In 2015 LinkedIn purchased Lynda.com, a premier provider in online training. No longer are they simple a content provider but the technology stack makes them a learning management system of sorts. The courses they offer are some of the best around and so are some of their instructors.

Online Course Creation Has Just Evolved!


We are so incredibly grateful for the feedback and comments that you provide us on a daily basis. Create your content once and you’re done! Re-use your Lessons, Topics, and Quizzes in any course – at any time! Writing new update announcements is always enjoyable.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

but might be a little vague in providing concrete actions, so you’ll need to dig a bit deeper. Providing OTS courseware in these situations has several advantages. OTS curriculum, it’s fairly easy to provide training to individuals or groups whenever you. Seven Simple Secrets to.

3 Instructional Design Theories


In the online learning space these means providing them with a degree of freedom over the learning process. Instructional design is a growing field given the amount of online courses we are seeing today.

2017 ELearning & Training Conferences


They provide professionals and businesses alike an opportunity to network and learn. It is a new year and that means there are some new elearning and training conferences you should mark on your calendars!

5 Reasons Why MOOCs Provide Little Real Value


However, allow me to play “devil’s advocate” for a moment and provide an alternative perspective on MOOCs.



As you can expect, it has received a lot of attention from the community – some criticizing it, others providing praise. For those of you who are new to the field, or just want a reminder, the infographic below (provided by Nicole Legault) provides a nice overview.


Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

would love to provide, we need a change. We must go beyond providing great content. to instead take responsibility for providing. Totara, an open source LMS), provides structure. Our platform provides. well beyond providing content to include.

Google’s Micro-Learning Findings


Google provides data that they are exploring and trends that they are tracking with regards to digital marketing campaigns across industries, platforms, and audiences. With the rise of mobile devises there has been more talk about micro-learning.

Introduction to Personalized ELearning


The infographic above (created by Extreme Networks based on their survey) provides an introduction to personalized learning. The expectations of elearning today have come a long way since it was first introduced.

Do Colors Matter in ELearning?


To examine this concept a bit further, SHIFT ELearning released an infographic that provides a high-level summary regarding the possible colors that can be selected for your training, and the potential impact that they might have.

2013 Hottest E-Learning Trends [INFOGRAPHIC]


The infographic below, provided by KnowledgeOne, details some of the latest and emerging trends in 2013 as they relate to elearning. Advances in technology generally define the latest trends in any industry, and the elearning industry is no different.

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Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

would love to provide, we need a change. We must go beyond providing great content. to instead take responsibility for providing. Totara, an open source LMS), provides structure. Our platform provides. well beyond providing content to include.

5 Critical Needs Met By Blended Learning


The folks at Origin Learning attempt to provide us with this reason – actually five reasons. As is often on this site, I have written about the benefits of using a blended learning approach when delivering course content.

5 Must-Read Mobile Learning Articles


If you are interested in doing the same, or perhaps you just want to learn more about mobile learning, then the articles below provide a good overview.

26 Ways To Facilitate Learning


Provide – Give the students with the tools to connect the dots. Watch them work and provide guidance. There are many different instructional design techniques available today, and as such it is can be difficult to determine which one is best for the content you are presenting.

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Where ELearning is Headed


Software providers need to gain a better understanding of the devices that people will be using to access content created with their solution. In a recent interview I was asked where I think the elearning industry is headed in the years to come.

4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]

Live face to face: You may use a F2F training provider. Typically, the training provider will run anything from an afternoon session to a several day workshop, focusing on topics like coaching or managing performance. provide strong content and then sit back and hope.

Blended Learning Success Tips


Make sure to schedule in-person mentoring with learners to offer advice, get feedback, and provide actionable coaching. Blended learning can be extremely effective when implemented properly. Problem is, sometimes the full potential of blended learning isn’t always realized.

ELearning Evolution The Past 10 Years


There have been other advancements worth noting though, and that is what the infographic below depicts (originally provided by Inside Academic Technology ). It is hard to believe that 2004 was a decade ago.

Guide to Online Course Design [INFOGRAPHIC]


These theories can range from actionable steps to philosophical diatribes, both of which provide their use, but equally are confusing as to where to begin.

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6 Gamification Benefits You Should Know


Well, here are six benefits to consider: Provides Instant Feedback – learners instantly receive feedback on their understanding of the course content which in turn highlights what they need to spend more time reviewing.

State of the Front-Line Manager

helping this group improve, providing. Board provides some insight.i provided sound models and pragmatic. at least 60% of their time providing. their leadership programs provided. provide compelling workshops based. with talent leaders provides an insight.

ELearning People You Should Know


The infographic below (created by MatrixLMS ) provides a brief biography for thought-leaders in the elearning industry, as well as their twitter handle. In any industry it’s good to be connected.

Adding Human Interaction to Your Online Courses


You can provide feedback on submitted assignments. Online courses being a “solo” effort are slowly become a thing of the past. The most effective programs strive to create a sense of community. For a number of years the biggest downside to online courses has been that they take a lot of self-motivation. You start off eager to learn but over time it is easy to lose interest.

Adobe Joins LMS Space Late


Their announcement article provides the specifics if you’re interested in the promotional details. If you haven’t heard yet, recently Adobe announced that they too will be trying their luck in the learning management system market.

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Micro-Learning’s Meteoric Rise


This will provide you with actionable feedback as to what is useful going forward. In recent years there has been more discussion around the micro-learning concept. Specifically, the demand for micro-learning has been on the rise. But what is micro-learning?

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Broad ning ur persp ctive 5The Secret to Getting eLearning Results Isn't What You Think We work hard to provide learning. skills and provide opportunities to practice; we build exceptional self-paced online. Training Model (shown below) provides a framework for.

Gamification 101 – The Basics


Gamification is the use of game elements in any context that is non-game related, usually by providing rewards and by fostering user interaction with the learning material.

9 Common ELearning Design Mistakes


Sometimes it is okay to just give the relevant information without providing the entire thought process behind the content. Nobody is perfect, and neither is elearning. With every implementation that I have been a part of, there have been some lessons learned.

10 Types of Learners in ELearning


For example, remembering that some people are dependent learners may drive you to create a robust “frequently asked questions” page, and to provide plenty of avenues for follow-up questions.

Compelling Reasons to Use Gamification


Safe to Fail - When activities and games (in the form of simulations) are utilized, it provides the learner with a safe opportunity to fail and learn.

Building Meaningful Assessments [INFOGRAPHIC]


Detailed in the infographic below (provided by McGrawHill Education, and designed by Santosh Kushwaha), these areas include: Assessment Types. I could go into each one of these areas, but I believe the infographic provides a good explanation and overview of each.

4 Reasons to Use Gamification


Consider the following four reasons (as originally shared by PeopleFluent ): Gamification provides instant access to performance feedback. Gamification is growing in popularity as it has shown that it can produce measurable results if implemented properly.

9-Step Instructional Process that Just Works


The steps are not meant to be absolute rules, but they do provide a a good place to start during the creation process. This provides an opportunity for learners to confirm their understanding, and even to fail in a safe environment.

“Ninja” Trick For Better ELearning Plans


There are many frameworks out there that provide guidance on the key aspects of planning effective elearning. Afterwards, provide a one to three sentence response to the questions. Creating an online course without a plan will ultimately lead to failure.

Social Learning ROI


While the presentation is somewhat slanted so as to highlight their own offering, the data in the graphic itself does provide some talking points supporting the use of social learning programs over the traditional training methods.

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